Because of that I was able to get my lazy ass up again. I really need to do more color speedys.
And I want to get used to painter so I will combinde both.
I am unable to do detailed work with painter so its really good for speedpaintings.
For the start, I took the envi pencil drawing and painted over it in painter. I tried digit watercolor and some acrylics. The behavior of some of the brushes is really strange. Can I get the brushes to act like in ps ? I mean varying the brushsize and opacity with the pressure ?
Another try, same procedure. I made a sketch in the old center of my city and tried to color it with painter. I really struggeled to get a realistic flair, but it still is somkind of pale and not really convincing.
I love those animal sketches, they have so much character.
the last picture has such a painterly feel, I love it! I'm not very experienced so I cannot offer critique, however I can say keep up the great work!
Thanks, I am glad that it looks paint like. I would be dissappointed if it wouldnt, because the programm is called "painter" XD
Ok, some sketches of an actual project. A friend and me are planning a fantasy story with dwarfs and elfs for kids. At the moment there are only Lotr and such things, but nearly nothing for children.
Of course it is changed a little, so are the mainchars children as well. A dwarf boy and a yound elf.
They get friends and get some action when they meet a Troll in the woods.
Thats just a very rough version of the story XD
The troll was a hell of fun to do as well as the elf. But the dwarf boy was very tricky and I am still experimenting on him. And I finally used watercolor again ^^
As for the stile, I totally love the works of how to train your dragon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20alb2pVBPM
But I still have problems giving the picture the right "flow" the still look stiffer then what I want to achieve.
Beautiful studies. The characters are looking nice! Maybe a bit generic. Try looking at tons of costumes, etc for design ideas. Meanwhile, keep up the awesome speed paintings - that last architectural one has a really beautiful light to it. Love this sketchbook!
Thx, because its for a children's book I didnt really do any research, but I will do that now. It can only get better ^^
Heres another speedpainting over a from-life-sketch.
I feel I get better with painter.
And a series of portraits.
I started with the b/w version, which lacked a lot of contrast before I adjusted it with the correction. I then tried to put a color layer over it but that didnt work, some other blending option brought up some way more interesting versions.
Here 2 new sketches.
The first one with a photo ref, the 2nd one obviously not. I tried to get a feeling for depth effects, colors and values again, but I am not really happy wit it, but I cant point out what exactly is wrong with this one. Wrong values ? The edges maybe ?